County Executive’s Corner: “Shining a Light”

County Executive’s Corner: “Shining a Light”

By County Executive Ed Day Our county, state and nation are facing a wave of unreported crimes against some of our most vulnerable citizens. Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abused each year. One study estimated that only […]

Carlucci’s Column: Fighting to Crack Down on Illegal Housing

Carlucci’s Column: Fighting to Crack Down on Illegal Housing

BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI Illegal housing puts people’s lives in jeopardy. It is a problem that has plagued Rockland County, where unscrupulous landlords often put profit before people. To crackdown on illegal housing, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowsk and I are working to get legislation signed into law, which would allow municipalities to roll a landlord’s unpaid […]

Juneteenth Rockland County Legislature Meeting Recap

Juneteenth Rockland County Legislature Meeting Recap

This week’s meeting of the Rockland County Legislature began on a dramatic note when the first citizen to speak during scheduled public participation was forcibly removed from the building by police officers. The man was quickly escorted out of the council chambers after spewing a series of derogatory remarks at Legislator Santulli, who recently proposed […]

TRUMP MULLING WHETHER TO DROP MARIJUANA FROM SCHEDULE 1 DRUG LIST

TRUMP MULLING WHETHER TO DROP MARIJUANA FROM SCHEDULE 1 DRUG LIST

With New York State currently trying to fully legalize medical, as well as recreational, marijuana in New York, as nine other states have already done, Pres. Donald Trump recently hinted he’s also reconsidering his stance on the issue. President Trump often has indicated he has a zero tolerance policy for drug abuse, citing his brother’s […]

RECLAIM NEW YORK INITIATIVE JOINS ASSEMBLYMEMBERS AND GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUPS TO VOICE SUPPORT FOR THE PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY ACT

RECLAIM NEW YORK INITIATIVE JOINS ASSEMBLYMEMBERS AND GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUPS TO VOICE SUPPORT FOR THE PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY ACT

Statement from Reclaim New York Initiative Executive Director Brandon Muir on the organization’s joint press conference with the Assembly Minority Conference: “Today Reclaim New York Initiative joined Assemblymembers and good government groups to call for an immediate vote on a bill that would restore transparency across our state. “For too long, bad actors have bypassed […]

Clinical Leaders, Not State Legislators, Should Determine Nurse Staff Levels

Clinical Leaders, Not State Legislators, Should Determine Nurse Staff Levels

By Kevin Dahill Multiple times every day, nursing leaders make decisions on the number of nurses per patient needed to staff each unit in their hospitals, based on factors such as the severity of their patients’ illnesses, the skill set of their workforce, clinical research and professional guidelines.  It is both a legal and an […]